Boys basketball: McDonell Central snaps Tigers’ four-game winning streak

Siegenthaler leads the way as Macks’ balance and defense win out.

Northwestern’s Harrison Nelson (10) dribbles the ball out of the corner and around Spooner’s Garrett Swan in the first half of their game Dec. 10, 2020, in Maple. Nelson had 2 points in the Tigers' loss to McDonnell Central Wednesday, Dec. 30. (2020 File / Superior Telegram)

Senior guard Jake Siegenthaler led a balanced offense with 13 points to lead McDonell Central to a 54-41 nonconference boys basketball victory over Northwestern Wednesday, Dec. 30, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Logan Hughes added 11 points and Eddie Mittermeyer had nine points for the Macks (4-2), who had nine players score.

Jase Nelson was the lone player to reach double figures in scoring with 11 points to lead the Tigers (4-2), who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Northwestern came in averaging 79.4 points per game but was held to just 15 field goals in a staunch defensive effort by McDonell Central.

Next up for the Tigers is a Heart O’ North contest at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Hayward.

Northwestern 20-21—41
McDonell Central 27-27—54

Northwestern — John Grohn 2, Monte Mayberry 5, Aiden Kroeplin 6, Harrison Nelson 2, Bennett Nelson 1, Mason Dupree 2, Jase Nelson 11, Cole Lahti 2, C.J. Thompson 6, Preston Brilla 3, Cam Driver 1. Totals 15 8-17 41.


3-point goals — Mayberry, Kroeplin 2.

McDonell Central — Logan Hughes 11, Max Hauser 2, Jake Siegenthaler 13, Eddie Mittermeyer 9, Landon Moullton 2, Tanner Opsal 6, Aidan Misfeldt 3, Luke Newton 2, Joe Janus 6. Totals 20 12-22 54.

3-point goals — Hughes, Mittermeyer.

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